DAT Practice Tests

One of the best way to ensure that you are thoroughly prepared for the DAT is to take as many practice tests as you can. By doing so, you will not only become more familiar with what material is commonly covered on the dental admission test, you will also get a better feel for the amount of time that you are spending on each section. Proper timing is key, and you certainly don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you are running out of time on the real DAT.

Where can you find DAT practice tests? There are plenty of websites offering simulated DAT practice tests.

If you have already used DAT bootcamp and are looking for further study resources, you can also obtain practice tests directly from the ADA. The ADA, otherwise known as the American Dental Association, is the distributor of the DAT. You can download a copy of the 2007 DAT sample test copy by visiting this link. Although this test tends to be slightly easier than the real DAT, it is great practice and it is free. On the real DAT, there are three reading comprehension passages whereas the 2007 practice DAT only has one. All the other sections are full length.  The ADA also offers another full length practice test, known as the 2009 DAT sample test. This test costs $27, can be purchased directly from the ADA in the form of a paper copy that will be shipped to you, and is known to be a better representation of the actual content covered on the DAT. The order form for the 2009 copy is available here. The 2009 copy is a full length test and includes a raw score conversion chart so that you can estimate what your standard score on the real DAT would be. If ordering the paper copy, we recommend that you take the test in one sitting under testing conditions so that you can get the best estimate of what score you would’ve scored on the real DAT.

 

DAT Practice Tests

  • Posted on June 17th, 2013
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